HGTV’s Design Star Season 6: Jersey Shore B&B

Last night's episode of Design Star featured a few good ideas and a whole lot of suckage.  Take this room for instance, which judge Vern Yip referred to as "the best room I've seen in all six years of Design [...]

HGTV’s Design, Star Season 6: Premiere Episode!

Tonight's premiere episode of HGTV's Design Star Season 6 could be called The Fast and the Furious. Eleven designers are fast, and Cathy Hobbs is furious. Missed the show?  Here's how it went down: Brooklyn balcony, New York skyline, twelve [...]

HGTV Design Star Season 5: Courtland Bascon Interview

If Venetian plasterers are looking for a poster boy, they could scarcely do better than Design Star castoff Courtland Bascon.  Known for faux finishes and V-neck shirts, he caused quite a stir during the seventh episode when he outed himself. [...]

HGTV’s Design Star, Season 5: Premiere Episode!

Thanks to my originally-a-client-now-a-dear-friend Kathryn, I am able to watch last night’s premiere of HGTV’s Design Star Season 5 without fear of blown breakers. And gawd knows I wouldn’t serve myself anything as nice as the Prosecco Royales Kathryn mixes [...]

Design Star Season 4: Interview with Jason Champion!

“Hey, girl, hey!”  So begins every conversation with Jason Champion, the latest designer to get the boot from HGTV’s Design Star.  I have eagerly awaited this interview, because I got the distinct impression that he was the type of guy [...]

Design Star, Season 3, Episode 2

PSYCHE! When we last left Design Star, the nine contestants were supposedly challenged with building their cast dwelling in seven days...but the producers were foolin'. Hook your finger in the side of your mouth and repeat after me: "Fished in! [...]